Event Date: September 23rd, 2019: 19:00 hours
Bockenheimer Landstrasse 4
60306 Frankfurt am Main
Cost: AGBC Members: €30 Prospective members €35
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Christine Lagarde will start her new job as President of the European Central Bank on November 1st, replacing Mario Draghi, who led the bank through very challenging times over the last eight years. The new leadership raises key questions:
- How might her approach to policy differ from her predecessor’s?
- What other challenges will the ECB face in upcoming years, especially given that a hard Brexit seems increasingly likely?
- How will she handle numerous challenges facing the global economy such as trade wars and attacks on central bank independence?
Gabriel Glöckler, Principal Adviser, Directorate General Communications, European Central Bank will update us on the latest news. He is a seasoned central banker, economist and communicator. He has worked at the European Central Bank for two decades in a variety of senior roles. He is currently Principal Adviser in the ECB’s Directorate General Communications, spearheading the Bank’s strategic communication and outreach towards the general public, politics and academia.
He will be interviewed by Todd Buell, a financial journalist who covered the ECB for nearly 10 years for The Wall Street Journal and Market News International. He now is a Senior Correspondent for Law360 in Brussels, writing about tax.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Gabriel Glöckler is a seasoned central banker, economist and communicator. He is currently Principal Adviser in the ECB’s Directorate General Communications, spearheading the Bank’s strategic communication and outreach towards the general public, politics and academia. Recent tenures include leading the ECB’s General Secretariat and serving as Assistant Secretary to the Executive Board and Governing Council of the ECB. Prior to that, he was Deputy Head of the European Union department and in charge of the ECB’s interaction with European Institutions in Brussels and on the frontline of Europe’s policy response to the crisis, including as a member of the European Union’s Economic Policy Committee. Gabriel’s experience also encompasses a five-year appointment as Counsellor (Chief of Staff) to the former ECB Vice-President, Lucas Papademos, and a stint as (Senior) Economist. Gabriel grew up in Leipzig, Germany. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, before earning a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. Gabriel is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences, academic symposia and public events in Europe and beyond and appears recurrently in the media. He has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe since 2013. His academic work, which focuses on Europe’s monetary, economic and political integration, has been published extensively in refereed journals and books.
Todd Buell is a Brussels-based Senior Correspondent for Law360 focusing on tax policy. Prior to that, he covered the European Central Bank from 2009 to 2018, first with Market News International and then with The Wall Street Journal. He has interviewed central bankers from across the globe and reported on many key actions of the ECB, such as its bond buying programs and the introduction of negative rates. He has reported on key meetings of financial policy makers in Peru, Turkey, Washington, D.C. and numerous places in between. He also wrote an article in 2015 explaining why Frankfurt is a great place to live for the WSJ sister publication Financial News. Todd grew up in Maine, in the United States, but has lived mostly in Europe since 2003. He studied Government and German Literature at Bowdoin College in Maine, and then did his Masters studies at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and Berlin’s Humboldt University. Todd was an Atlantik Bruecke Young Leader in 2010.